I mentioned in my previous post that some consideration is being given to the early mounting of a Bracket Signal (No.18 on diag. below) to the southern end Platform 2A. I was eager to follow this up and Jo offered to go over to Winchcombe and have a chat to Malcolm Walker (Signal and Telegraph) about signals and Signal Box mechanics generally. Jo returned with his usual booty of interesting photos.
Thanks to Malcolm Walker for his time and to Jo for his research and photos. As I said in my previous post the installation is not a budgeted item this year, but if you are interested in sponsoring the work (with due acknowledgement) then let me know.
|Drawing of the bracket signal. To the right the outline of the box, to the left, the gauge profile. The actual location of the signal is at the end of platform 2, southern side. It will be either at the foot of the ramp, or perhaps half way up it|
|The bracket (? Not sure of the exact name here) of the bracket signal. In the foreground, the diagonal brace and a hoop.|
the posts for the two dollies (small signals on the bracket)
The post for the signal
|Layout of the lever frame within the box|
|The latest signalling plan (Dec 2013)|
|Frame to display the diagram, to be mounted above the levers. This is an original that has been refurbished, and comes from Honeybourne West loop box.|